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Salvation Army volunteers ride for a cause

December 31, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Jim "Dagger" Dagostine is known as the toy man.

"People just think I always carry around toys," he said, laughing.

But there's some truth to the name. more »»

US rig count up 5 this week to 658; Texas adds 3

December 30, 2016

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by five this week to 658.

A year ago, 698 rigs were active. more »»

West Virginia information requests top 5,000 in 1st year

December 30, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's public agencies have reported receiving more than 5,000 records requests to the state's Freedom of Information Act database during its first year. more »»

Details of the 9 coal mining deaths that occurred in 2016

December 30, 2016

Details of the nine U.S. coal mining deaths that have occurred in 2016. If the number holds up, it would be the lowest ever.


— Jan. 4: Peter D. more »»

Kidnapping suspect in custody after missing teen found safe

December 30, 2016

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Police have filed a kidnapping charge against a 20-year-old man who they say pulled a 16-year-old girl from a Beckley pharmacy bathroom and forced her into a vehicle. more »»

Local 814, WVU Hospitals reach agreement

December 30, 2016

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. more »»

Interim federal prosecutor named for northern West Virginia

December 30, 2016

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Federal authorities have named an interim top prosecutor for the northern district of West Virginia.

Betsy Steinfeld Jividen will be acting U.S. attorney starting Ja. more »»

West Virginia State Police superintendent retiring

December 30, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State Police have announced the retirement of the its superintendent effective Friday.

Col. C. R. "Jay" Smithers has headed the agency since Gov. more »»

Missing teen found in Raleigh County

December 29, 2016

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Police say a 16-year-old girl who was reported missing has been found in Raleigh County. more »»

Deputy: Remains could belong to woman missing since 1970s

December 29, 2016

FAYETEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Investigators say human remains found buried under a large cliff may be those of a Fayette County woman who has been missing since 1979. more »»

5 Sears and Kmart stores closing in West Virginia

December 29, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Sears Holdings has announced upcoming closings for two Sears and three Kmart stores in West Virginia among 30 nationwid. more »»

Girl, grandmother killed in one-car West Virginia crash

December 29, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Police say a 53-year-old woman and her 9-year-old granddaughter were both killed as the result of a one-car crash in Clay County that left another girl with minor injuries. more »»

Suspect in Christmas Eve killing returned to West Virginia

December 29, 2016

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — A man suspected of a deadly Christmas Eve shooting has been returned to McDowell County and arraigned on a murder charge before a county magistrate and jailed. more »»

Tangled in fraud probe, 100s face loss of disability checks

December 29, 2016

MINNIE, Ky. (AP) — Donna Dye saw the coal truck come barreling over the horizon and her head started spinning with that familiar, desperate urge to end it all. more »»

Police issue Amber Alert for missing teen

December 29, 2016

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — An Amber alert has been issued for a missing 16-year-old girl in West Virginia. more »»

West Virginia Supreme Court to have female majority

December 29, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will become one of 11 states that will have a majority of women on their high courts in 2017. more »»



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